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Head to The ’Gansett Block Party

On FRIDAY (the 14th) enjoy a fistful of rock and roll at Nick-a-Nee's with the TEN FOOT POLECATS , FILTHY STILL , KING SICKABILLY & HIS FULL MOON BOYS , MOLLY GENE ONE WHOAMAN BAND , and THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS ; 21+, call 401.861.7290 for details
Hi, neighbor!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 14, 2012

Chanteuse + the Schemers + more!

Last call for HEMLOK and OCTOPUS TRIANGLE down at Dusk (401.714.0444) on THURSDAY (the 10th), leading us into a great weekend on the live circuit.
Necessities
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 11, 2012

Cram it all in!

For underground hip-hop heads, it gets no bigger than SEAN PRICE (of Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah legend) hitting up Fête on THURSDAY (the 9th); only $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for ticket availability (don't sleep!).
From Sean Price to Panther Moderns!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 10, 2012
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The year’s best local releases

The Year in Music was pretty damn good to us locals, with noteworthy, often nationally-recognized albums created right here in our backyard.
Hear, here
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2011

Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 16, 2011

Sunday morning rock

Last call for a pair of killer shows THURSDAY (the 4th).
The Half-Marathon and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011


R&R Yard Sale heads north

New England's vinyl revival is in full flower by now. And What Cheer Antiques, on South Angell Street in Providence, is no small contributor.
On the Record
By WEI-HUAN CHEN  |  June 17, 2011
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The 'Mericans keep their heads up on So Late It Hurts

"Lift me up, I want outta here/Lift me up, I wanna taste the sky," Chris Daltry sings on "Sky Full," the closing cut from So Late It Hurts , the new album by the 'Mericans.
Chasing the dark clouds
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 11, 2011

NCL at the NBC

On FRIDAY (the 6th) gigs of choice include a midnight set from THE WANDAS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133), while GIRL HAGGARD headline at AS220.
Plus, Madonnarama! at MWN
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 06, 2011

Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010

Downtown-bound: The capital city heats up

Sure, "Mrs. Robinson" was the "breakthrough hit" for Evan Dando and his LEMONHEADS back in the early '90s, but scour your local cutout bin and dig up the criminally-underrated Come On Feel the Lemonheads .

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 09, 2010


The 'Mericans + Route .44 + Brown Bird at the Narrows

The 'Mericans + Route .44 + Brown Bird at the Narrows


Rustic and ethereal, the 'Mericans make the kind of roots-rock that's best heard by the light of a campfire on a starless evening. The Providence...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010
The Low Anthem + The 'Mericans at Lupo's

The Low Anthem + The 'Mericans at Lupo's


There's an ache that simmers in The Low Anthem's music. "Every new love is just a shadow," sings Ben Knox Miller on "To Ohio." It's...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
Johnny Cash tribute at RISD

Johnny Cash tribute at RISD


Folsom, San Quentin - Johnny Cash played for lots of guys in lock-up. That was his big heart and fair play coming to the fore....
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010
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Hello, we’re Johnny Cash

The Nave Gallery in Somerville kicks off its month-long salute to the Man in Black next week.
Stacked all-star tribute/benefit at the RISD Auditorium
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 02, 2010

Shaking through

High-powered indie-punk at AS220
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 26, 2010


Keep moving!

Sharp sounds all over the state
 Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 06, 2009
Crazed Costumes

Crazed Costumes


You didn’t get a full hit of summerness this season? The surf-trash antics of LOS STRAITJACKETS can help rectify that. The band’s pithy garagestrumentals bring...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009
Rock & Roll Yard Sale - Union Square

Rock & Roll Yard Sale - Union Square


Like fire ants and killer bees, Providence’s Rock & Roll Yard Sale is migrating northward. But fear not — this is the good kind of...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009
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Creedence-meets-Waylon

No, there will not be country-fried rockabilly renditions of Kilgore Smudge tunes at the Blackstone when ex-Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers (myspace.com/jayberndt) in what will be only their second show since 2005 (the boys
Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2009
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Sugar-coated pop, anyone?

With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 2009


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Rude awakening

Coma Coma singer/bassist Eric Sampson brushes off the notion that Rhode Island's music community currently lacks quality acts.
The rousing sounds of Coma Coma
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 24, 2009
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Unextinct

The convo is already off to a bumpy start with one Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., phoning in from his Los Angeles residence at 10:30 am PST.
Dinosaur Jr. will roam the earth forever
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 31, 2009
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Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009